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Muscles respond to exercise by getting bigger and stronger, but how do bones respond? To answer this question, we have used the contemporary escape room concept to develop a mental and physical adventure-based game to help participants figure out the answer. We have utilised a pirate-themed escape room (due to the association of skeletons with pirates and the signature symbol of pirate flags as a skull and crossed bones) with a digital element using QR codes as a medium to educate the public about bone biology. QR codes are scannable barcodes which can act as a link to a digital medium such as music, video, or games. Using a treasure map and decoding sheet, players navigate the escape room to identify answers needed to unlock a treasure box to escape. The decoding sheet encompasses questions related to bone biology, and the answers are found as QR codes which players have to scan using a tablet.
Join the 'Science Pirates', a group of scientists @CardiffDental promoting biological concepts through an escape room style #publicengagement activity on 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 7th Sept and 14th Sept (10:30 - 15:30) @MenterCaerdydd funded by @wellcometrust #ISSF3.
Yr Hen Lyfrgell